Extraordinary pictures show the statue of Jesus Christ which seems to throw bright sparks from its hands after being battered by lightning!
A Brazilian photographer captured on tape the moment when several lightning bolts hit the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The amazing photos were posted on the Internet and have gathered tens of thousands of views.
The statue, which measures 30 meter in height and 700 tons in weight, had been hit by a succession of lightning in the past. The Brazilian landmark sitting atop Corcovado mountain, needed repairs in February 2008 after a series of electrical discharges destroyed its fingers and head.
Video: Lightning bolts strike Jesus Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro